Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report June 12 2014

Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report June 12 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill good; largemouth bass fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 1.5′ low; largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crankbaits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow on chicken livers, stinkbaits, worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics, worms and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut shad.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish fair on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish fair on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; white bass fair on dark colored plastics.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
crappie good on live minnows and light green jigs; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the Lamine River is at flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crankbaits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
water level 6 inches low; black bass fair using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow; crappie slow using tube jigs near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Slow
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
white bass fair on jigs and Sassy Shad; hybrid striped bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
White bass and hybrid striped bass good on Sassy Shad and topwater lures; catfish fair on live baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Channel Catfish
the river level is fluctuating; fishing is slow and the debris is making it difficult to keep lines clear; catfish are being caught in the feeder creeks and tributaries using live baits; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits; bluegill good on nightcrawlers and waxworms; crappie good on Beetle Spins and Road Runners; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair using jig and pig; bluegill good using earthworms; channel catfish fair using doughbait; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Common Carp: Good : Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass good on shad type lures; carp good on corn and bowfishing along the bank; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
lake level 610.1′; largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastic worms and spinnerbaits; channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on goldfish, pike shad and sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
crappie good on minnows and jigs along Hwy T rocks; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and rattle lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; flathead and blue catfish good on live baits; channel catfish good on live baits and cut baits; all other secies slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair : Fair : Fair : Good
channel catfish good on prepared baits; drum fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
76 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits during lowlight hours or night time; channel catfish good on cut baits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
76 degrees; rooted aquatic plant growth has increased dramatically this past week; fishing success for all species has leveled off; channel catfish and largemouth bass fisherman are realizing the most success; look for these species to move into deeper water as that water temperature increases and aquatic vegetation continues its growth out from the bank.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Good
Walleye: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
72 degrees, low, clear; black bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill good on small jigs tipped with worms in shallows; walleye fair; channel catfish good on cut baits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
74 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on worms; catfish good.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
72 degrees, lake is 1.7′ high and rising; crappie fair on jigs; black bass good on plastic worms on points and drop offs; channel catfish good in the shallows, white bass fair using shad imitations, walleye slow using rattle trap style baits on points; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
72 degrees and muddy; channel catfish fair
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
71 degrees, high but falling water levels, muddy, all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn and prepared baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using cut baits and liver on jugs and trotlines; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair : Slow
largemouth bass fair using dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair using liver; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
channel catfish fair on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2′ – 8′ of water; crappie slow using minnows and jigs in 1′ – 3′ of water; bluegill and redear sunfish slow using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; largemouth bass slow using minnows, jigs, and plastic worms in 1′ – 3′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
bluegill, redear sunfish and warmouth fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets, worms and jigs; largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinner baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
redear sunfish good on crickets; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
bluegill good on waxworms and crickets; black bass fair on artificial lures; crappie and channel catfish slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
channel catfish good using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night near rocky areas; bluegill good using crickets and worms; black bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms; crappie good using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good using nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Longear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
the river is 30.2′ and rising; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; blue catfish fair on cutbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using goldfish and small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Walleye: Fair
black bass good on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers and topwater lures early in the morning; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; white bass fair on white Rooster Tails and swimming minnows; walleye fair on jerkbaits, nightcrawlers and spoons; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/9/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 48º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake on white, olive and black marabou jigs and orange glo balls on spinning gear when running water, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods also working well; trout good in lower portion of the lake using fluorescent orange, chartreuse, pink or white Power Baits, power nuggets, salmon eggs, corn and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/9/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on crankbaits early in the morning and plastic baits all day; walleye good while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats with nightcrawlers; crappie good on minnows or jigs over brush piles in 8′ – 15′ of water; muskie good while trolling and casting bucktails on cloudy days; catfish good on jug lines, trotlines and pole and line using lives or cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Walleye: Slow
catfish good on liver or worms while fishing from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, best on minnows in 20′ – 25′ of water; black bass slow, best on jerkbaits in various colors, mostly chartreuse, blue, and white off points in 18′ – 25′ of water; walleye slow, best with artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on spoons and football jigs, try topwater off of sloping banks in the evening; crappie fair on drop shot around docks and deeper cover; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/9/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
black bass good on secondary points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz jigs in watermelon colors, shad colored, deep diving crankbaits also working well in 18′ of water; catfish good on stinkbaits, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or cut shad, channel and flathead catfish good on trot lines baited with small sunfish.
(Reported on: 6/9/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic swimbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; goggle-eye fair on minnows and soft plastic crayfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
rainbow trout and brown trout fair using bright colored Power Baits and dark colored flies; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow : Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all species fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish good on worms; black bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on natural baits; all other species good on natural baits.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Slow
blue catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish good on live and cut baits; channel catfish good on dip baits and worms; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish good on live and cut baits; channel catfish good on dip baits and worms; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: olive and blue Cracklebacks; black caddis, black and yellow marabou jigs; John Deere or red eye gray deere; and dark green with red fleck Rooster Tails; Zone 3 – baits that are popular are: cheese trout worms; Trout magnet; and Gulp yellow salmon eggs; June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; June weed cutting is scheduled for June 24 – 25; cutting will start in Zone 3 and work upstream; cutting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m.; Mid-season meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 16th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; projected fish sizes and numbers as well as cold water hatchery general information will be discussed; If you have any questions, feel free to call 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Slow
fishing is good; the spring branch is normal and a dingy brown color; fish are biting on doughbaits in white, yellow, cream and brown colors fished on the bottom; rubber leg jigs in green/white, black/white, and green/yellow colors and trout worms in orange, black/yellow, red, green/white, and orange/white are producing good fish; fishing hours for the month of June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Reported on: 6/11/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is normal and running clear; river level is currently 1.53′ at the lower end of the park which is up slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented dough and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the watershed has received heavy rain over the last week and the river is high; the water has become dingy and visibility is fair; fish are still being caught on hoppers, beetles, ants and Cracklebacks; small crickets and wooly worms are still pretty good; Adams, Lt. Cahills, renegades, caddis, blue wing olives and tricos are all still working well; good nymphs right now would be the pheasant tail nymph, the zebra midge, burlaps, copper johns and small brassies; olive, black, dark brown and ginger wooly buggers are all working well right now; with the cloudy water it is okay to use shorter leaders with larger line; if you are spin fishing, 4 lb. Maxima or P-line works well right now with the dingy water; if you are fishing jigs, the black/yellow, dark olive, dark brown, green/yellow, red/orange and the white have all been working; plastics are always a good choice, white, brown, orange, fluorescent yellow and pink eggs have been good; worms in black/yellow, John Deere green, electric chicken, cheese, orange/white and the cream colors have all been good the past few weeks; in Zone 3 nightcrawlers, yellow Power Bait paste and corn has all been working.
(Reported on: 6/10/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

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